Metal roofs have become very popular over the years. Instead of more traditional materials such as asphalt shingles, homeowners today have many options when it comes to the material and design of their roofs. At Perdomo Roofing & Sheetmetal, LLC, we offer a wide range of roofing material types including metal standing seam.
Metal standing seam roofs are completely different from shingles and tiles. Not only is a different material used, the installation method is not at all like that of other roofing materials. Because of this, it is imperative that you choose a roofing contractor with experience in installing this type of roofing. We have experience in metal roofs as well as other materials and would be happy to discuss all of your options with you.
What Is Metal Standing Seam?
It is important that you understand that metal standing seam roofs are not like traditional metal roofs. Standing seam roofs are those that have continuous panels of metal roofing that run from the home’s roof ridge down to the eaves. Seams between the metal panels are connected together by fasteners that are raised above the roofing just a bit. This is where the term “standing seam” comes from. The seam of the panels is standing or raised, instead of being mounted flush.
The fasteners can differ in size, anywhere from 0.5 inches to 1.5 inches in height. The fasteners are concealed so that when you look at the roof, you only see a smooth ridge that extends from the eave to the top of your roof.
The panels can also vary in size from 12 inches to 19 inches in width. They are typically constructed of aluminum or steel coated with galvalume.
Benefits of Metal Standing Seam Roofing
One benefit of metal standing seam is the choice of colors that you have. You can virtually have any color added to your roof, so it makes it possible to match your roofing color with any existing exterior décor. Metal roofing can be painted in any color, even those lighter colors that will help your home to resist UV heat so you can keep your home cooler during the summer months, without having to run your air conditioning unit continuously. In New Orleans, this can mean much lower energy bills throughout the hotter months.
Another benefit is in the use of seams themselves. Weak points in the roof and places where moisture could enter are raised above the actual roofing panel, which could help you to avoid potential damage caused by heavy rains and other moisture.
Metal is a very durable material which is a benefit in itself. If you prefer metal roofing, but you are not keen on the idea of solid sheets of metal, metal standing seam is a great choice. It allows you to completely customize the look of your home and still enjoy the durability and affordability of metal roofing.
Some roofing contractors prefer to install traditional roofing materials such as shingles over metal standing seam. We prefer to ensure that you get the roof that you want, no matter what specific material you choose. We will gladly evaluate your roof so that we can speak with you about your options. If you feel that this is the type of roofing that you want, we will discuss your color and design options and answer any questions that you may have. Our goal is to provide you with a high quality roof that will give you many years of protection for your home. We offer metal standing seam roofs for new or existing constructions and can provide you with repairs on your metal roof should you have damage.